Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Thursday, March 25, 2010

Moody Blues

I think the Magic Tune Box was in as foul a mood as I was this afternoon....

....there are more than 23,000 songs on it, but set to shuffle, the first four that came on were by Nirvana, Metallica, Marilyn Manson and The Offspring.

I'm sure it's alive and tuned in to my moods....

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Season 2009/2010: Match 12: Montrose v Forfar

You wait eight months for a home league win, then when it does it's a four-goal derby destruction.
I don't know what happened last night, but something in the Montrose team clicked and they actually looked as though they wanted to play football for a change.
Even Chris Hegarty's red card on the cusp of half time (I've now lost track of how many times he's been sent off this season, but it's at least three) did little to dent Montrose's ambition - they scored their second goal less than a minute later and added two more in the second half.
The sending off was ridiculous - Chris Hegarty won a free kick in the middle of the park and went to take it quickly. But a Forfar player was standing in front of the ball and it cannoned back off his shins. I'm not sure whether Hegarty was booked for slamming the kick off his opponent or for moaning about it, but he was dismissed for his second yellow card.
But Montrose's performance was well worthy of the win. There was passion and commitment, not to mention excellent performances from Tweed, McNally, Gemmell and Milligan in particular. Forfar were very poor, as you would expect of a side pumped 4-0 by a 10-man team that hadn't previously won a league game at home.
It felt like winning a cup final last night, when in fact it was just a league win, and an essentially meaningless one at that. But the performance was enough to suggest that a corner has been turned.

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Let Me Stand Next To Your Fire

I'd LOVE to see this guy's band live. Or auditioning for the X Factor or Britain's Got Talent.

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Rangers: The Kenny Dalglish Dream Team Years

Click on the picture to read about Kenny Dalglish's ambitious plans to rebuild Rangers in the mid-1990s.

Monday, March 08, 2010

Season 2009/2010: Match 11: Montrose v Albion Rovers

It just occurred to me that I neglected to write a report of the most recent match I was at, Montrose's reschuled clash with Albion Rovers.
A Tuesday night in March isn't the ideal time to be watching a game on the shore of the North Sea, but I was nevertheless able to convince Mrs Wife to come with me to Links Park.
And it seems that she might be something of a good luck charm, as Montrose didn't lose. They didn't win, and they didn't score any goals, but when you follow the worst team in Scotland, a point is a point.
Montrose were the better side for much of the match, dominating and coming close to scoring on a number of occasions. I've been no fan of Steven Tweed's on-pitch contributions, but he gave one of the more assured performances of his Montrose career and helped the defence look more settled than has been the case of late.
Even a late sending off did nothing to dampen Montrose's spirits, when even a goalless home draw feels like a win.